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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. The rise of dark money in 2016, unlimited and anonymous

      State Roundup

      It looks like any political ad, opening with Sen. Marco Rubio warning that "evil is confronted or defeated or it grows and it spreads." A narrator marks the day President Barack Obama announced the Iran deal, a nuclear bomb exploding on the screen.

      A screen grab from recent TV commercial from Conservative Solutions Project, a "social welfare" group with ties to Sen. Marco Rubio. The ad featured Rubio's opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and urged people to get their elected officials on board.
    2. Rubio disagrees with Puerto Rican bailout, opposing Bush


      Marco Rubio opposes a bankruptcy bailout for Puerto Rico, he says in an op/ed, establishing a difference with Jeb Bush.

    3. Rubio backers among leading TV ad spenders so far


      Marco Rubio's team is one of the biggest spenders far in the TV race, according to figures reported by NBC News' First Read.

    4. Rubio wants to end ban on crude oil exports, turn back energy industry regulation


      Marco Rubio in a speech in Oklahoma City will join calls for an end to the ban on crude oil exports and stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery (2:30 p.m. eastern)

    5. Marco Rubio talks tough on Iran while choosing words carefully about Donald Trump


      Marco Rubio was on Fox News this morning and talked tough on Iran. "If I'm the president of the United States, in my first day in office, we will lift what the president is doing, we will re-impose sanctions," Rubio said, adding he would increase sanctions and back them up with the threat of military force.

    6. Rubio in Nevada: Get rid of the federal Education Department


      CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommendations to state and local governments often turn into mandates tied to money.

    7. Marco Rubio's ice cream run with Chris Christie, Mitt Romney


      Chris Christie shares a lighter moment from his recent sleep-over at Mitt Romney's with Marco Rubio.

    8. Ben Carson makes move in Iowa; Bush and Rubio remain in middle of pack


      Donald Trump continues to lead in Iowa, but Ben Carson, who now lives in West Palm Beach, is moving up and is five percentage points from the boisterous New York celebrity developer, according to a new poll.

    9. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of Aug. 31


      What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of Aug. 31.

    10. Rubio: China 'a growing danger to our national security'


      Marco Rubio is giving a speech in North Charleston on China. Here are remarks as prepared for delivery: